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Proposal Lead


This is a Full-time position in Toronto, ON posted October 29, 2017.

Job Description

Our Mining & Metallurgy team combines global-caliber expertise with local capabilities to provide tailored solutions for projects of any size, scope or complexity in the aluminium, gold, copper, iron ore, nickel, fertilizers and sulphur product sectors, among others. As a mining life cycle service provider of choice, we provide cutting edge, innovative technologies and achieve mining value by integrating cross-functional teams with our clients to deliver services at the heart of their mining environments.
The Proposal Lead will coordinate and manage the development of winning proposals in all lines of business including Sustaining Capital, Studies and Capital Projects, with support from the assigned proposal development team and under the direction of the Regional Proposal Manager, North America.
In addition to the contents of this Job Description, all employees are responsible to conform to all applicable SNC-Lavalin and M&M policies, procedures and standards.


In accordance with business unit processes, procedures, work instructions, and project instructions the incumbent is responsible to accomplish the following:

  • Follow the Work Plan and capture strategy established by the business development and leadership team
  • Manage proposal preparation efforts to within the approved budget
  • Analyze and understand the RFP’s main requirements and communicate same to the assigned proposal development team
  • Ensure an efficient and simultaneous work process in part through organizing and requiring the use of a document sharing site for all contributors
  • Organize and lead the proposal kick-off meeting with the proposal team.  Communicate win themes
  • Liaise with all key functional contributors to ensure thorough completion of all proposal sections
  • Manage proposal to established schedule and key milestones and ensure deadlines are respected by the proposal team
  • Write the introduction and experience sections, and the organization section write-up, and coordinate the customization of the mini CVs (capsule resumes)
  • Ensure alignment of proposal content and materials to win themes
  • Ensure technical editing and thorough formatting is done
  • Ensure formal reviews occur
  • Perform progressive audit for strategic proposals throughout proposal development.  Scale of audit to be in line with size of proposal
  • Obtain all proposal authorizations before submission.  Ensure signature on cover letter is from legal representative of SNC-Lavalin.  Otherwise, obtain a certified extract for signatory
  • Develop Lessons Learned after proposal submission
  • When proposal is successful, hold meeting to transfer all proposal knowledge to the operations group for project execution.

    For Major Pursuit opportunities, as will be defined from time to time, the Proposal Lead will play a supporting role to the Regional Proposal Manager, as follows:

  • Attend and support proposal kick-off meeting with the proposal team
  • Participate in development of introduction, experience and organization sections of proposal as mandated by Regional Proposal Manager 
  •  Support Regional Proposal Manager when Red and Gold team reviews are applicable
  • Contribute to proposals lessons learned


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience in the engineering and construction business and/or the Mining and Metallurgy industry
  • Minimum of 5  to 7 years of experience in management and/or business development proposal/BD documentation work
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Self-starter, self-reliant and organized
  • Excellent knowledge of computer application (MS Office, Adobe, Visio, Sharepoint, Oracle)
  • Fluency in English, French an asset. 

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Skills Required

  • Education level: None
  • Work experience (years): 6-9 years


Salary: N/D

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